Mindy Kaling has lived many lives: the obedient child of immigrant professionals, a timid chubster afraid of her own bike, a Ben Affleck–impersonating Off-Broadway performer and playwright, and, finally, a comedy writer and actress prone to starting fights with her friends and coworkers with the sentence “Can I just say one last thing about this, and then I swear I’ll shut up about it?”
Perhaps you want to know what Mindy thinks makes a great best friend (someone who will fill your prescription in the middle of the night), or what makes a great guy (one who is aware of all elderly people in any room at any time and acts accordingly), or what is the perfect amount of fame (so famous you can never get convicted of murder in a court of law), or how to maintain a trim figure (you will not find that information in these pages). If so, you’ve come to the right book, mostly!
In Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?, Mindy invites readers on a tour of her life and her unscientific observations on romance, friendship, and Hollywood, with several conveniently placed stopping points for you to run errands and make phone calls. Mindy Kaling really is just a Girl Next Door—not so much literally anywhere in the continental United States, but definitely if you live in India or Sri Lanka.
©2011 Mindy Kaling (P)2011 Random House
I listened to "Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?" right before "Bossypants" and honestly they seemed like the same book… the same book that wasn't even really great the first time.
For a really good autobiography I recommend "Stories I Only Tell My Friends"
I love Mindy Kaling, and her book did not disappoint. She provided great stories told in a witty, sassy way.
I was a little disappointed that the book didn't come with a .pdf so that we could view the photos that are included in the hardcover book. Tina Fey's book had a .pdf that could be downloaded through audible. I feel like I'm missing out on fun Mindy Kaling photos.
Overall though, a very entertaining and quick listen. I work from a home office by myself so it's always nice to have friendly and fun voices in the background. I look forward to Mindy's next book.
I didn't know what to expect but I was pleasantly surprised with this. It's really easy listen and like Mindy said if you're listening to this for months something is wrong. I've already listened to it twice and will probably listen to it again. I really enjoyed this, and look forward to Mindy's next book!
Mindy would be my friend if I knew her. I guess that would make me Mavis. No, wait, I'd be the Mindy and she'd have to be the Mavis!
I recently finished "Bossypants" by Tina Fey and "I Know I Am But What Are You?" by Samantha Bee. My library was in need of a witty memoir, and Mindy Kaling was there to fulfill my audio book needs. Delightfully funny. Interesting and introspective. All that good stuff.
Mindy Kaling has a genuineness and charming quality that makes you leave the book wishing you were pals and feeling that if you were, she'd be the best kind.
The book is charming and sweet, though a little light. She throws in some backstory on her rise and behind the scenes anecdotes, but they don't dominate the book. It's on the shorter side of an audiobook, so it felt more like fun, quippy conversation.
She's a great narrator. (it is about her, after all). If you liked Bossypants, then you'll enjoy this too.
Mindy is hysterical and I love her stories! Her stories are so relate-able and filled with humor. I love the way she views things. I am so happy I got this book.
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